East Africa 1-SHILLING (KM31)
East Africa 1-SHILLING (KM31)

East Africa 1-SHILLING (KM31) Lion

The walking Lion first appeared on the East African coinage in 1906 (when there were 100 cents to a rupee). In 1921, monetary reform saw the rupee replaced with the shilling. The lion appeared on the 50-cent and 1-shilling coins which were .250 silver until 1944. This 1949 example is struck in copper-nickel.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 27.7 mm
  • Composition: Copper-Nickel
  • CAT#: KM31

Obverse Legend

GEORGIUS SEXTUS REX

Reverse Legend

EAST AFRICA 1 SHILLING

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